— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) November 20, 2013
SEC links for Thursday:
- Sports Illustrated puts Alabama’s AJ McCarron on the cover. Does this constitute the infamous SI jinx as the Crimson Tide heads into the Auburn game on Nov. 30?
- Even Alabama coach Nick Saban says that Florida State has a compelling argument to be the top team in all the land.
- As Missouri comes to town, Ole Miss has its run game clicking. The Rebels set a school record for total offense last week in trouncing Troy. Missouri must win its remaining two games to earn a trip to the SEC title game.
- Missouri hopes Dorian Green-Beckham’s record day against Kentucky was a sign of big things to come from the big receiver. By the way, Green-Beckham’s wide receivers coach at Mizzou is former UK assistant Pat Washington, who took Tee Martin’s spot when the former Tennessee quarterback left for USC.
- Some LSU players have their eyes set on redemption for this Saturday’s game against Texas A&M.
- The Aggies remember that LSU’s defensive gave Heisman winner Johnny Manziel his toughest time in 2012. For one thing, Johnny Football rushed 16 times for just 27 yards in last year’s game.
- Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews has gone deep in the SEC record book for the Commodores, who play arch-rival Tennessee this Saturday.
- Tennessee is finding some options among its receiving corp. Pig Howard and Marquez North have combined to catch 77 passes this season.
- There is no wiggle room for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs must win out to reach a bowl game for Dan Mullen, who is feeling a little bit of heat in Starkville.
- Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy remains questionable because of a shoulder injury. The Gators started true freshman Skyler Mornhinweg in last Saturday’s 19-14 loss to South Carolina.
- South Carolina knows it could lose three defensive starters from this year’s junior class.
- Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon says he has matured since his transfer to Memphis.